Tailored for Paypal

I’m not sure if I’ve ever really blogged on Paypal. I won’t go into it, but it’s a great service if you have clients who want to pay you online. I try to keep a small balance for odds and ends that I might need (i.e. Monoprice), but sometimes the sites that accept Paypal are few and far between. Well, I stumbled on a little gem called www.thefind.com (enter paypal.thefind.com for this feature). They have searches for items that include just stores that accept Paypal. Pretty cool. I’m finding the selection isn’t as wide ranging as froogle.com or similar sites, but it is nice to have a one stop shop for Paypal only purchases.

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Great Googly Moogly . . . skip the GPS?

So, I was checking my Google Analytics account when I figured I’d head to their mobile site (mobile.google.com) and see what’s new. Well, I saw that Google Maps for my phone (Symbian version) was out. I reinstalled it and fired it up to see something pretty remarkable. A wide blue circle was around my location on the map. I didn’t have my GPS enabled . . . they’re locating you by cell towers! So, they can get you within 2000 feet of your current location. Now, that’s pretty cool. I still recommend the GPS Method, but this is very impressive nonetheless.

Eye-Fi, Wireless for your digital Camera

Here’s a quick take on a cool little device. If you have a digital camera that uses an SD card (Canon SD line comes to mind), then here is a cool little device. It is a memory card (2 GB) that has built in Wi-Fi. When I first heard about this device a year or so ago, I thought “How can you tell the photos to send through the wireless without a menu on the camera”. Well, it looks like they have that covered. When you set up the device, you tell the software on your computer where to store the files. You also can set up an account with an online photo service like Shutterfly or Wal-Mart.

Then, just pop that little guy in your camera. If you’re around a Wi-Fi signal, each shot you take is instantly sent to your computer or your online service. How cool is that!?

While this is cool, I could see future versions with high speed cellular cards . . . that way, wherever you are, photos would be uploaded.

For details on this gadget, head to www.eye.fi.